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Small Tortoiseshell

By Alan_Baseley  
A little bit of brightness & colour for a dank, dismal Sunday morning.

Tags: Close-up and macro Small tortoiseshell Aglais urticae Primula vialli Wildlife and nature

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31 Oct 2010 10:04AM
Makes you feel warmer just looking at it! Lovely shot. Louise

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lonely_oryx 10 61 55 England
31 Oct 2010 10:10AM
Good detail and presentation
franken Plus
15 4.6k 4 United Kingdom
31 Oct 2010 10:24AM
Well composed and beautiful!


ps, I've somehow managed to go throughout the summer without being able to capture one decent butterfly shot!

I think they see me coming and simply flutter away!
RonnieAG Plus
8 154 118 Scotland
31 Oct 2010 10:32AM
Great shot, Alan. Like Ken, I haven't taken a single butterfly shot all summer......have hardly even seen one up here.
PeterDSmith 9 13 46 United Kingdom
31 Oct 2010 10:40AM
Macro photography is very difficult, especially out of the studio. Because of the short camera to subject distance, the depth of field is very restricted. In this case, the head of the butterfly is sharply in focus, but the depth of field does not extend to its tail.

Furthermore, another problem with taking a photograph of a butterfly on a flower is that the flower competes with the butterfly for the viewer's attention. In this case, the red and violet of the flowers distracts from the orange and brown of the butterfly. Also, in this case, the flower on which the butterfly has settled is in focus as well.
31 Oct 2010 11:19AM
A excellent capture
NeilWigan Plus
7 17 16 England
31 Oct 2010 11:26AM
Good shot,well done.
Paul_cats Plus
12 61 22 Scotland
31 Oct 2010 12:17PM
Lovely pose and great colour.
31 Oct 2010 1:13PM
Excellent shot! Lovely colors.
Lovely colourful image.
PattiW 12 24 2 United States
31 Oct 2010 1:25PM
This colorful image has been superbly captured! Patti
Great shot, love the vibrant colours, it has certainly brightened up my Sunday Grin
Porthos Plus
8 40 1 Northern Ireland
31 Oct 2010 4:58PM
Lovely colour and detail.....Derek
Dave_Holdham 9 4 1 Wales
31 Oct 2010 6:33PM
Superb colours and detail
31 Oct 2010 8:28PM
Lovely bright coloured image to cheer up a dark evening. Well spotted Alan.

31 Oct 2010 8:40PM
In focus in all the right places and eye-catching colour throughout. Isn't nature wonderful!
31 Oct 2010 9:12PM
Excellent image Alan and a spectacular presentation.
Hope you're having a fabulous Halloween.
LexEquine 12 19 United States
31 Oct 2010 10:27PM
Superb {A+} & beautiful digital image rendering, Alan.
Richsr 11 91 223 England
1 Nov 2010 9:32AM
Good colours and details in this Alan.
Regards Richard
Ezo 8 7 England
1 Nov 2010 11:23AM
Nice macro shot Alan, really nice vibrant colours, contrast and composition.

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